Matthew Hoh, a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses how US support for the Shia government in Iraq perpetuates a cycle of violence; why there is rarely a “good side” in civil wars; the domestic political calculations behind US wars since Vietnam; and how to defeat the Islamic State without firing a single shot.
Nebojsa Malic, a regular columnist for Antiwar.com, discusses how Ukraine’s elections manufactured legitimacy for the current regime; the neo-Nazis killing civilians in eastern Ukraine; and the small group of US foreign policy elites who stir up trouble all over the world.
Jeffrey A. Tucker, CEO of Liberty.me and publisher of Laissez-Faire Books, discusses Murray Rothbard’s take on the politics of Christian and secular millennialism and eschatology.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis, discusses how an Iran nuclear deal hinges on Obama’s willingness to fight for an end to sanctions.
Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses his article “How Congressional Hawks Plan to Kill Obama’s Iran Deal.”
Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the media’s spin of witness statements in the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Alejandro Natividad‘s brave non-violent resistance to police bullying in La Quinta, California; and how social media is effecting the public’s perception of law enforcement.
Peter Hart, the activism director at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, discusses the latest media hit piece on journalist Gary Webb, who reported on the links between the CIA, the Contras, and the crack epidemic in the 1980s.
Attorney and author John Whitehead discusses his article “Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny.”
Shane Bauer, a reporter in Mother Jones‘ San Francisco bureau, discusses his investigation of a SWAT team training competition in the San Francisco area and his article “The Making of the Warrior Cop.”
Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, discusses his article “Flying Blind: The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.“
Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law and author of National Security and Double Government, discusses his article “Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.“
Eric Margolis, journalist and author of American Raj, discusses the attack on Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa; provocative Russian military maneuvers by air and sea; and how the West helped Saddam Hussein’s Iraq obtain biological weapons.